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According to the FBI, preliminary figures indicate an increase of 1.2 percent in the number of violent crimes reproted to Law Enforcement for 2012 when compared with figures reported for 2011. “Violent Crime” is a category that includes murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Collectively, the number of property crimes in the United States in 2012 decreased 0.8 percent when compared with data from 2011. Property crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. Arson is also a property crime, but data for arson are not included in property crime totals. Figures for 2012 indicate that arson decreased 1.2 percent when compared with 2011 figures.

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